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Asparagus with Gremolata

asparagus with gremolata Side Dish Italian
Asparagus with Gremolata
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Gremolata provides a flavorful addition to this side dish made with asparagus – ready in 20 minutes.

Updated March 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/4
    cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 2
    teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1
    lb fresh asparagus
  • 2
    tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    In food processor, place parsley and garlic. Cover; process until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to small bowl; stir in lemon peel. Set aside.
  • 2
    Snap off tough ends of asparagus. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 inch water (salted, if desired) to boiling. Add asparagus. Return to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 3
    Arrange asparagus on serving plate. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with gremolata.

  • The gremolata garnish of parsley, garlic and lemon peel adds a fresh flavor to this dish. Gremolata can also be sprinkled on other dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
74
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Sodium
360mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
4 1/2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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